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July 25, 2014 - 11:38 am

Gallup has released a new poll on Americans’ opinions of the conflict in Gaza. It’s no surprise that Republicans tend to side with Israel, and Democrats tend to believe that Israel’s military actions against Hamas are unjustified. Fully 47% of Democrats take that view, compared with just 31% who back Israel. That, plus independent voters’ ambivalence toward Israel, helps explain why the Obama administration is not backing Israel more strongly than calling for a (now rejected) cease-fire. Their base does not back Israel.

The educational differences on the issue are found in this chart.

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The more educated one is, the more likely one is to believe that Israel is taking justified action against Hamas terrorists.

Younger Americans tend to go left on everything from socialism to redefining marriage, and lack of support for democratic Israel against Hamas terrorists is no exception. This is despite Israel’s long history of supporting women’s and minority rights, while the Palestinians side with extremism that denies women and non-Muslims their rights.

This poll is a warning: If the rising millennial generation doesn’t change its attitudes in a hurry, Israel cannot count on American support for more than few more years.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Listen up everyone. The Muslim Student Alliance MSA which is an off shoot of CAIR which is an offshoot of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood has been active for 20 years spewing hatred in all of our universities. Is it any wonder that our univiersities have produced a bunch of drones and clapping liberal seals who associate Israel with Genocide. The Bigger the Lie the easier it is to spread. No doubt this is where all those thousands of dollars in tuition you pay for little Johnny and little Sally's college is being spent. The MSA is a bunch of really sick puppies with clenched fists and hearts as cold as a stone and all in for killing jews. Anti-semitism is here, alive and well at a college campus near you.
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The thing is the millennial's don't even know what "socialism" is. When you dig into it they are libertarians. The problem for Israel is that libertarianism tends to breed contempt for these kind of conflicts and the sort of "pox on both their houses" attitudes that seem to echo moral equivalence but in reality is little more than uncaring disdain.
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The reason for the millennials think this way is they have been completely miseducated in the schools that have become virtual indoctrination camps.
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As hard as it may be, Israel has to go at it alone. They can't trust the USA, and EU is an ENEMY. Israel must survive at all cost.
17 weeks ago
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God gave them the land forever is the reason I like for the existence of Israel.
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And if you are an American conservative or evangelical who supports Israel no matter what, you probably don't realize that Israel has been at the forefront of homosexual and transsexual rights, including in the IDF, and Israel has single payer, government controlled healthcare with abortion fully paid for regardless of the circumstances.
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Yes, Israel was founded by Zionist, Socialist and Communist, but nothing last forever, and I suspect Israel will change to the right to be right.
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Actually, yes, we do know, but that does not stop us from wanting to defend them against those who would butcher them en masse to the last man, woman, and child. It's not about their politics. It's about their right to live.
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Listen up everyone. The Muslim Student Alliance MSA which is an off shoot of CAIR which is an offshoot of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood has been active for 20 years spewing hatred in all of our universities. Is it any wonder that our univiersities have produced a bunch of drones and clapping liberal seals who associate Israel with Genocide. The Bigger the Lie the easier it is to spread. No doubt this is where all those thousands of dollars in tuition you pay for little Johnny and little Sally's college is being spent. The MSA is a bunch of really sick puppies with clenched fists and hearts as cold as a stone and all in for killing jews. Anti-semitism is here, alive and well at a college campus near you.
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According to this poll, the MORE college education you have, the MORE likely you are to support Israel.

Evidently the young people who don't support Israel are the high-school dropouts.
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"Their base does not back Israel."
"Their base" backs whatever the party leaders want them to back. Their base is not an intelligent demographic. "Their base" will vote Democrat forever, no matter how corrupt and depraved the party becomes. Occasionally, one of the "base" will have a family member raped and or murdered, or he or she will be raped and or brutally assaulted, and then sometimes that person will give some thought to his or her world view. But barring the occasional act of violence, the "base" is safe for the Democrats.

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"Educated" Democrats are even worse.
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"Reeducated" -- all Democrats have to remove all common sense before college.
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what an oxymoron, educated and democrat, reminds me of jumbo shrimp
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Here's another helpful hint. They aren't uneducated, they are stupid. And worse than that they think they are smart. That's a dangerous combination.
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or as President REagan spoke it is amazing that they think that they know so much about that which isn't so.
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Education has become propoganda not only on colleges but with the department of education and common core, and the support of testing agencies has reached high school and middle schools as well. The generation currently teaching children was educated in colleges where intolerant brainwashers who call themselves professors teach the wonders of socialists vs, evil imperilist colonialists.
Terrorist organizations and countries supporting them like Kuwait have invested in organizations liken CAIR and the media, giving an extremely biased view of what happens. Most unfortunately they are succeeding
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No surprise. If you think about it, the Democratic Party is actually a dysfunctional big tent made up of conclaves of grievance hustlers, each competing for taxpayer public assistance, or with agenda driven by motive to radically transform the perceived patriarchal, white society.

Looks to me on cursory glance, there's a very strong correlation between voting for Obama and favoring Palestine. Only in this case, take away the very Leftist Jewish vote.

Why? Because I'm completely convinced that your garden variety Obama voter is unprincipled, amoral, easily misled (remember 2008 and genuflecting to the post racial President?), self-absorbed, and lacks the capacity to think critically.

The youth opinion is 40 years of Leftist dominated politic in public schools melded into minds of mush, indoctrinated with either rewritten history or singular Imperialist American history, under the impression the truest form of reporting is Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, if they are interested at all.

MLK was America's greatest man, our Founders were slave owners.
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Don't omit the race angle. Yoof and women and minorities and the uneducated think that Israel's actions are unjustified.

The only Dem. demographic that goes against the party is postgraduates.
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